It’s not about money, Chelsea want to win – says Shevchenko

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Former Chelsea striker Andriy Shevchenko has backed Chelsea’s decision to spend big on signings this summer.

The Blues have made six signings and are still left with at least one more. Chelsea signed Hakim Ziyech, Timo Werner, Ben Chilwell and Kai Havertz for some big money, with Malang Sarr and Thiago Silva joining for free. Edouard Mendy is also set to join soon.

Shevchenko has admitted that he sees nothing wrong with Chelsea’s spending, saying it’s no different from other clubs as he insists that the Blues want to win.

The former Chelsea striker told BBC Sport: “It’s not about the money. Money helps, of course. We all know the good players are very expensive.

“Barcelona, Real Madrid, Manchester United, all these teams are looking to reinforce their squads. I think Chelsea did it right now because they want to compete, they want to win something.”

Shevchenko, who played alongside Lampard between 2006 and 2009, believes Lampard is doing a good job at Chelsea.

“I think he is doing a great job,” the Ukrainian added.

“I like Frank, he is very professional, he picks out every detail.

“He can change system and try to adapt if something is not going right – he is ready to make a change. This means he has been working very hard with the players in training. I think he’s doing a great job.”

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